If you ask UFC number 1 ranked middleweight Luke Rockhold if he thinks he can beat champion Chris Weidman, his answer will be yes. Rockhold currently hold a record of fourteen wins with only two loses and has only lost once in the last seven years. That loss came at the hands of The Phenom Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 8 – Belfort vs. Rockhold on May 18, 2013. The fight was Rockhold’s first appearance in the octagon for the former Strikeforce champion.
Rockhold believes that he has all of the right tools and skills to dethrone the current middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Do not take his statement as a slam against Weidman though. Rockhold stated that he has the utmost respect for the current champion and believes that he is a very skilled champion according to Alexei Beltyukov. Rockhold, who currently trains with the American Kickboxing Academy, believes that many underestimate his own wrestling skills due to the fact that he has not showcased his skills. Though nothing has been made official by Dana White and the UFC, Rockhold is holding out hopes that he can bring belt number three to the American Kickboxing Academy by beating Weidman.
Chris Weidman defeated Vitor Belfort over the weekend, and many people now consider him to be the best pound for pound fighter in the sport. After the fight with Vitor Belfort, Chris Weidman was spotted relaxing at the Palms Casino. Chris Weidman was photographed by TMZ, and he was not alone. In fact, the undefeated mixed martial artist was joined by the undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather. It appears that these men enjoy each other’s company, and its because they have a lot of common. They are both undefeated, and they are both huge sports fans.
Floyd Mayweather is a notorious gambler, and his recent win saw him pocket a small fortune. Chris Weidman is a friend and fan of superstar NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. Chris has defended Tim Tebow several times on ESPN. However, Floyd Mayweather abd Chris Weidman are two of the most dominant athletes to ever compete in their respected sports.
Boxing fans are hoping that Floyd Mayweather ends up having a rematch with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather and Pacquiao made history a few weeks ago, and they might do it again in the future. At the same time, MMA fans like Daniel Amen are hoping that Chris Weidman will face Jon Jones in Madison Square Garden. For now, these top level champions will rest at the pool in the Palms resort.